Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Library Learning Patch - Children Discovering Nature

Week 9 - All About Bees

An exciting day--we had a beekeeper, Bobby Cornelius, speak to our group. The children learned many interesting facts about bees. Mr. Cornelius brought samples of his equipment and housing for the children to examine.

One of the frames where the honey is stored

The children were fascinated!  He even brought his bee hat--one of the group demonstrated for us.

This hat will protect your face
Mr. Cornelius brought local honey for the children to sample. Delicious!

Delicious local honey!

In the garden the children harvested more lettuce and radishes. They planted cucumbers. Of course they weeded and watered. They are getting to be expert weeders.

Weeding around the tomato plant

Salad for dinner tonight!
We are acquiring quite a following. Several chidlren have expressed an interest in joining us next year.

Drop by the library and see the progress. Little baby cabbages are forming, the peas are beginning to bloom, and the onions are almost ready for harvest!

Isn't this fun??

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